Brian Merrill, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, received the Roeske Teaching Award from the American Psychiatric Association.
Also known as Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Education, the award honors individuals who have made outstanding and sustaining contributions to medical student education.
The American Psychiatric Association is the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 38,000 physician members in more than 100 countries specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses.
Merrill serves as the director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program and director of community psychiatry at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.
He joined the Department of Psychiatry in the Boonshoft School of Medicine after completing a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Wright State in 2016. He also completed residency training in psychiatry at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.
A board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist, Merrill also practices with Wright State Physicians Psychiatry. He was recently recognized by Dayton Magazine as one of Dayton’s Best Docs for 2023.
His clinical and research interests include community mental health, psychosis, and substance use disorders.
For the last four years, he served as the assistant medical director of OneFifteen, a not-for-profit organization in Dayton that provides clinical care and rehabilitation and wraparound services to people recovering from opioid addiction. OneFifteen is a joint project of Premier Health, the Kettering Health Network and Verily, a subsidiary of Google’s Alphabet Inc.
Merrill is leaving his position at OneFifteen to serve as the medical director of Integrated Services for Behavioral Health, an Athens-based community mental health center with programming in 22 counties across southeast Ohio.
Merrill and Integrated Services intend to open clinical programming in Dayton aimed at unmet needs.
He received his medical degree and Master of Business Administration from Wright State and his bachelor’s degree in environmental geology from the University of Dayton.